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by cathyday
Fri May 23, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fur ball?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Fur ball?

Hello all, H has been off his food for a couple of days, only eating about half what he normally eats. This is very unusual for him. Last night he threw up a fur ball. This morning he was pestering for food so we expected him to be back to normal, however he still only picked at his food. We've give...
by cathyday
Tue May 06, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Thanks all. Steve told me to keep Boris on the renal food as well as advising to keep him on a low dose of Metacam to counter what appears to be a sore / arthritic shoulder. This appeared last week once we'd stopped the Metacam. On the food front we're feeding 2 days of Felix Senior and one of Renal...
by cathyday
Fri May 02, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Hello all Boris is going to see Steve later for a 1 week check up since having 5 teeth removed. I'm pleased to report that he's now not had Metacam for the last couple of days and is still eating well. He'll eat Felix straight out of the pouch but for some reason won't eat his renal food if it's not...
by cathyday
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

That's re-assuring thank you ;) Is your puss okay with eating now having so few teeth? Boris yawned last night and I saw he has hardly any teeth left. I'm hoping he'll get back to eating normally by the time we go away in June. I really can't see our neighbour wanting to blend his food for him each ...
by cathyday
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Boris the walking dustbin is back in the room! He's been pestering for food constantly since 5am. He's had his breakfast and then I put down some dry food for him a while ago to see how he'd do. Gone in 30 seconds flat and then sat looking at me for more! He's had another small amount and that seems...
by cathyday
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Took your advice Ria & gave Boris blended food & a little solid tonight with a small dose of Metacam. He not only ate the lot but was after H's too! I'll continue like this in the hope he continues to improve.
by cathyday
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Good idea Ria! Will do that at teatime.
by cathyday
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Morning Team After a good day Saturday, Boris had a bit of an off day yesterday and hardly ate anything. He was curled up asleep in his favourite chair nearly all day and was really very quiet. I'm putting this down to the vet advising we drop him off Metacam completely in the next week, so we'd sta...
by cathyday
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

BORIS IS EATING SOLID FOOD! 1st time in 4 months!!! It's early days but it's looking good!
by cathyday
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Hello all. Picked Boris up yesterday evening. He's had 5 teeth out and a good ear cleaning. He had a really good feed at the vets & again once home. We had a small bout of howling at 2 am but after that he settled down and got some sleep. He's had a little breakfast today & is now snuggled u...
by cathyday
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Dropped Boris off at 10:30am. No issues with the journey at all. He is a good boy. Lovely vet has taken him into his care for the day. He goes under this afternoon for investigation work and any treatment that may be needed. They may keep him overnight after the anaesthetic, but that all depends on ...
by cathyday
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Boris is going to the dentist

Thanks for your best wishes. As usual I am more nervous than Boris this morning. I'm really not looking forward to the journey to Manchester as it'll be via the A34 which is not as smooth and straight as the journey on the M6/M56 we had to Frodsham a few weeks back. I'll be in touch with more news l...
by cathyday
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is going to the dentist
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Boris is going to the dentist

Hello Cat Chatters The next phase of the investigation into Boris's chewing issues is tomorrow. We're off to see a dental specialist in Manchester this time. Again no food after 10:00 this evening. I just hope my boy is as well behaved as he was for his scan 3 weeks ago... Wish us luck... Cathy and ...
by cathyday
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: First warm day of the year.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: First warm day of the year.....

That is hilarious!
by cathyday
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: First warm day of the year.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

First warm day of the year.....

Someone fetch H a beer and his shades please......
by cathyday
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Office buddy
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

Re: Office buddy

On returning to the office from lunch, I find the keyboard wrist rest I ordered isn't quite what I was expecting.....
by cathyday
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

Dear All We're into the next phase of the investigation into why Boris can't chew. He's now been referred to a dental vet in Manchester next Friday 25th at 10:00am. They will take x-rays and see if there's anything they can do to alleviate his pain. I've just sent off the pre-authorisation forms to ...
by cathyday
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Office buddy
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

Office buddy

Note to self..... Next time I need to be in a video conference at home remember to close the office door, otherwise a certain young black and white H cat will intervene.....
by cathyday
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness
Replies: 57
Views: 8135

Re: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness

Hello. I've been following this post and am so pleased that Princess is improving, even though the blood levels aren't the best. Our lad Boris is on daily meds for his thyroid. To ensure he gets it all we put down a little food first with the meds on & then the rest of the pouch once that has go...
by cathyday
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

Hi All The results of Boris's scan are in. They show that the left jaw joint is worn and the bones are possibly rubbing together. His jaw is also 'weak' in a couple of places again on the left side. The consultant thinks that he could have had an infection that has eaten the joint and parts of the b...
by cathyday
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

Morning all. I am pleased to report that Mr Howly is back on form this morning by howling for his breakfast at 5:00am whilst stood in our shower for the biggest effect. (Note to self... Shut bathroom door at night or at least ensure shower door is pulled to...) I gave him unblended food this morning...
by cathyday
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

Hello All. Firstly thank you sooo much for all your good wishes. They really mean a lot to us. After a long and surprisingly quiet journey, my boy was dropped off at 10:00 this morning with a really nice vet called Professor John Williams. They've done all they needed to do today, including full blo...
by cathyday
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

Camdengirl - If only I could find that letter again. So well written for a small cat..... The nerves are building as tomorrow gets closer. Boris is oblivious to my anxiety. He's flat out on our bed.... zzzzzzzzzzz......... He will twig something is up tomorrow morning when he gets no breakfast. Than...
by cathyday
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

I'm quite to chuffed to know my boys are so 'famous' :D For those of you who aren't familiar with Boris and H here's a little background.... Boris - Came from the RSPCA in 1999 with his brother Herman. Both had been bred for cancer research in a cage with up to 30 other cats. We had them when the RS...
by cathyday
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: It's Baby Bird Season again...
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: It's Baby Bird Season again...

Good advice Anna. Mine are both in until broad daylight in the morning and Boris is in once it starts to get dark. H is the problem. It's toad season around our way. My boy has a liking for toads and thus is out until all hours hunting them down. Running down the road with the Da Bird to get him in ...
by cathyday
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Re: Boris is having a scan

Thanks everyone! I don't mind telling you that I am very nervous and anxious about this Thursday. First there's the no food rule from 10pm the night before. That won't go down well with Mr Howly. Then there's the 30 mile trip to Frodsham to the vet surgery where the scanner is. Then he'll have an an...
by cathyday
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help-I am an anxious mess about this...
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Re: Help-I am an anxious mess about this...

Our neighbour has video evidence of my lad Boris in their kitchen eating their cats food, so yes cats who have happy homes do still wander into the homes of others for a free meal. He was then coming back to our house for his own food too, hence he was put on a diet! I wouldn't worry. Cats are great...
by cathyday
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7707

Boris is having a scan

Dear All Pet Plan have agreed to pay for a CT scan for Boris and we're booked in for Thursday at 9:30am. It is a 60 mile round trip for us, but Vet Steve is confident all will go okay so we're going ahead. Boris has lost a little more weight in the last couple of weeks, but he seems to be holding at...